Women’s Health

Family Planning

All our doctors and family planning trained nurses provide confidential contraceptive advice and prescribing in normal consulting hours.

We also have qualified and experienced doctors who can offer a full range of service including advice on:

  • Contraceptive Pills
  • Coil Fitting
  • Implants
  • Injections
  • Morning after Pill (within 72 hours) or emergency coils
  • Contraception counseling for both Men and Women
  • Menopause and HRT

Please speak to a receptionist if you need more information.

Click here for more information about menopause

Cervical smears

We have trained and approved smear takers for your regular cervical smears. 

Cervical screening, or the “smear test”, is a routine health check that identifies potentially harmful cells and changes on the cervix. Cervical screening is not a test for cancer but catching any changes early can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer kills two women every day. Regular screenings can help reduce that number, which is why it’s so important you attend your screening when invited. 

The nurses who deliver cervical screenings are trained to do all they can to put you at ease during your appointment. They can answer any questions or concerns you may have. However, whether you attend your screening or not, is ultimately your choice.

If you’re due to have cervical screening, you’ll receive an invite letter in the post. Don’t ignore it, book your cervical screening appointment today.

If you missed your previous appointment or are unsure if you are due a screening, please contact us and we will be able to advise you.

Maternity Services

Our pregnancy referral system is done electronically through the East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust’s website www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/pregnancy.  Once they have received your self-referral, you will be contacted within 2-3 weeks. You will be allocated to a named midwife who will make provision for antenatal, postnatal and labour care.

There is a section highlighted ‘self-referral’ – please fill in as requested. Your referral will be dealt with during office hours Monday-Friday, a reply acknowledged which in turn will give you access to our MOMA app – My Own Maternity App. This will have details and information relating to your pregnancy.

An on-call midwife is available for emergencies and home births via the Singleton Unit 01233 651868.

Under 16 weeks – Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU)

If you are less than 16 weeks pregnant, contact Early Pregnancy Unit on 01233 633331 Ext: 723 8268 for any pregnancy related problems like bleeding, pain, suspected miscarriage or attend A&E if your symptoms are severe.

Over 16 weeks – Contact 24/7 Emergency Triage service on 01233 616638 for any of the following    

Generally unwell
Nausea/Vomiting (resistant to 1st line treatment)
Acute abdominal or epigastric pain
Vaginal bleeding
Ruptured membranes
Raised blood pressure +/- proteinuria
Headache not relieved by paracetamol
Visual disturbances
Severe oedema (swelling)
Any change in foetal movements (increased or decreased)
Trauma/fall onto abdomen
Road accidents (go to A&E first)
Suspected labour
Unbooked lady requiring urgent care
Abnormal discharge
Skin itching
Post-natal complications up to 6 weeks (e.g significant infection)

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